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Want to play Jackbox with a younger crowd? Get Party Pack 2.

NEWS – I wrote about the Jackbox Party Pack on Feb. 5. And again on April 16. Because I’m a big fan of these quirky, online party games. But more importantly, because they’ve been a lifeline during quarantine and social distancing, as we’ve hosted virtual games nights with far-flung family members, old friends from all …

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These Frigidaire mini-fridges make “cool” gifts for the high school graduate in your life

NEWS – Do you have a 2020 high school graduate in your life who is heading off to college in the fall? Are you wondering what to get him/her? How about a Frigidaire 3.2 cu ft. Retro Mini-Fridge? This refrigerator has an ice cube tray that fits in the 0.25 cu ft. freezer compartment, two …

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Alter your voice with this Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kylo Ren Electronic Voice Changer Mask

NEWS – I have an awesome young nephew who loves to run around in grandiose style completely immersing himself in whatever warrior-type character he is currently dressed as. While wildly racing about, he constantly drops hilarious one-liners like “Who wants to get dead?!?” Perhaps you can relate. This Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kylo Ren …

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SUNS shoes magically turn colors when you go outside in the sun

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re a sneakerhead, here’s a pair of shoes that are a unique addition to any shoe collection and they give back to the environment too. SUNS shoes are classically styled canvas sneakers for kids and women that turn colors when exposed to sunlight. Indoors these shoes just look like ordinary white …

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The Samson MBA Microphone Boom Arm puts your mic safely within your reach!!

NEWS – Over the past few weeks, I wrote a couple of news stories about the gear that I use for my Podcast. The devices that I mentioned so far include the Rode PodMic and the Rode RODECaster Pro. Today I am featuring another piece of gear that I use. It is the Samson MBA38 …

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This whimsical lamp is touch controlled and charges wirelessly

NEWS – Check out the Dragonfly Lamp from EP Design Lab. It’s a self-balancing LED lamp that is made from bamboo and features touch controls and charges wirelessly on its specially designed branch stand. The Dragonfly will balance on almost anything from your finger to the edge of your laptop. With 2 brightness levels, it …

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Terraplanter, Botanium Vega planter, Roadie 3 tuner, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Today we have gadgets that will let you grow plants, play stringed instruments in tune, and more. terraplanter – visibly follow the journey from seed to plant What is it? The terraplanter is a specially designed planter that you can use to grow plants without worrying about under and overwatering. Why do …

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The Geekey multi-tool key has one feature that will blow you away

NEWS – Are you tired of being weighed down by a full-sized multi-tool in your pocket or belt? For those days when traveling light is a must, the Geekey is a versatile multi-tool that will clip to your keychain. This key-sized tool has everything you need including one feature that will really surprise you. Here’s …

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Puzzle for Good helps Doctors without Borders in the fight against COVID-19

NEWS – Are you looking for something to do while you shelter in place? How about a puzzle, a really difficult puzzle? Accessory maker Nomad has teamed up with world-renowned surf and ocean photographer Morgan Maassen to offer a Puzzle for Good. It’s called a Puzzle for Good for a pretty good reason. Five dollars …

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Keep your AirPods ready to rock with this charging dock from Satechi

NEWS – Check out this cute little wireless charging dock for your Apple AirPods from Satechi. It features a USB-C connector so that you can plug it into your MacBook, or even your iPad Pro to keep your earbuds ready for use. This charger has been designed for Apple AirPods Pro, Gen 1, and Gen …

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Put this survival multi-tool to work on your next camping trip

NEWS – The Nomad is a hand-assembled multi-tool with bright orange accents has a unique style that catches your eye, but it packs in quite a few tools that you can use for survival and outdoor adventures. The tools include a firestarter, scraper, flashlight, compass, bottle opener, cutting blade, carabiner, split ring to hang things, …

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RodeCaster Pro is a feature packed broadcasting mixer for streaming and podcasts

NEWS – I recently wrote a news story about wanting to finally start my own Podcast, and my quest to find the right feature-packed equipment that would not break the bank. In that story, I focused on the Rode PodMic that is an incredible value for the price. As I continued my search, I started …

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Leatherman gives their popular Free multi-tool range a splash of color

NEWS – Last spring, Leatherman introduced the world to their Free range of multi-tools. They quickly became popular due to the design which uses magnets (heck yeah!) to make it easier to deploy the tools/blades. We reviewed a couple of the Leatherman Free tools, and they all had one thing in common, they were all …

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